Jonathan Montessori School is proud to be an authentic Montessori school.  We provide care for children ages 16 months - Kindergarten.    


Schedule a Tour and Parent Observation (without children)

All interested parents are required to take a tour of the school, meet with the Head of School, and observe in our toddler or primary programs.  You will need to schedule these with the Head of School in advance.  Tours can be at a seperate time than the observation.  The best time for a new family to truly see what their child will be apart of is between the hours of 9:00am - 10:30am M-F.  While it is best to schedule your tour during those hours, a tour can be scheduled outside of the ideal hours.  We do tours year round.  Tours are available in the summer during summer session as well. 

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Application for Admission

We take applications year round.  The Application for Admission can be filled out and submitted online at any time but will not be reviewed until after the tour and parent observation have been completed.  Applications are looked at in the order they are received.  

Child Visit

After the Application for Admission has been reviewed, the school will contact you to set up a Child Visit.  This visit will be with the Head of School and one of the AMI Montessori Guides from the program you are applying your child for.    

Admissions Decision

Admission decisions are made year round as space becomes available.  An admissions decision will be made within a week of the assessment.  Many factors contribute to the decision of acceptance of a child.  The most important is the match of the family’s and the school’s educational goals for the child.  It is our goal to maintain the integrity of being a true authentic montessori program by maintaining gender and age balance within each Casa (environment).   

Once accepted you will receive a letter stating the acceptance of your child/ren.  There will be further instructions on how to complete an enrollment agreement online and to submit the non-refundable per family deposit fee by the designated date.  Once the enrollment agreement has been signed and the deposit paid, your child’s placement is held.  An annual tuition agreement will be created and each family will choose how they would like to pay the annual tuition.  If the enrollment contract and deposit are not received by the designated date your spot will be forfeited to the waiting pool.  Depending on availability of space, additional rounds of acceptance will take place the middle of each month.  

Registration

Once the enrollment contract, deposit fee, and annual tuition agreement have all been completed you will be allowed access to all required forms for registration.  These forms are available online, are required by licensing, and must be submitted by designated date.  

Phase-in & Orientation

All children are required to go thru a phase-in week.  The first week for all children is a gradual build up to the child’s full day.  

If your child is starting at the beginning of the year the phase in week is the last week in August, the week before school starts.  This schedule may look different depending on which program the child is entering.  

If your child starts at the beginning of the academic school year it is required for all new parents to attend a New Parent JMS Orientation and Montessori 101 meeting at JMS.  If a child starts any time after the school year parents are required to schedule a JMS orientation and Montessori 101 meeting with the Head of School.  

Questions

If you would like to schedule a tour or have any questions about our program or admissions process please call JMS or email the head of school at bhawthorne@jonathanmontessori.org

 

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